RepRisk provides ESG intelligence for Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
RepRisk, a provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, has provided ESG data for the assessment of the companies for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
Launched in 1999, the DJSI World tracks the performance of the top 10 per cent of the 2,500 largest companies in the world that lead the field in terms of sustainability. The index is managed jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing.
Specifically, RepRisk’s data is used for the media and stakeholder analysis component of the assessment. RepRisk’s ESG risk screening, identification and analysis complements the detailed industry-specific questionnaire and extensive documentation that companies provide as part of the annual corporate sustainability assessment for the DJSI.
“RepRisk is extremely proud to provide data for this prestigious and highly influential benchmark,” says Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, head of business development and marketing at RepRisk. “We believe that dynamic, timely data from third-party commentary and external stakeholders, such as media, NGOs, government bodies and others, is a critical component of corporate sustainability analysis. This type of data and external perspective provides a layer of accountability and acts as a good gauge of whether a company’s policies, processes and commitments are translating into performance.”